Millonario - Clown Shoes
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Reviews by Dope:
3.88/5 rDev -5.1%
Don't see a bottling date but this was just released last week.
A: Heavy pitch-black pour. Tall, very dense medium brown head. Great head retention with a nice little island. Thick lacing to boot.
S: Some chalky, charry oak. Light bits of dark fruit and berries. Hint of roasted malt in the char and a little bittersweet cocoa. Maybe cinnamon?
T: Oh yeah, definitely cinnamon. Cinnamon and some light chili peppers up front. Smoky, chalky and charry, must be chipotles or similar roasted chili peppers? Bittersweet cocoa is pretty much everywhere, much like a stoneground mexican chocolate. A little bit of smoky heat in the finish with more char and just a little oak to boot.
M: Heavy, smoky, spicy and a little bitter to boot.
O: Well, I had high hopes for this one but unfortunately I think I overhyped it a bit. Billionaire in cognac barrels was great, but either this one wasn't aged long enough or the bold chocolate and chili pepper flavors have completely drowned it out here. I don't taste any barrel character at all. This tastes more or less like Chocolate Sombrero. In fact, if I didn't know better, I'd think someone was playing a trick on me. Too bad. It's a good beer, don't get me wrong, I was just expecting something next-level over normal CS.
07-03-2014 01:34:28 | More by Dope
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4/5 rDev -2.2%
A little less than two months from the bottle date......
Jet black color with excellent lace and retention. The nose is full of cognac and that transfers to the taste as well. Added layers of smoke, chocolate and a hint of cinnamon. The cognac just really takes over the base beer. I unfortunately don't get much in the way of chilies as the heat is really non-existent. Mouthfeel is thin. The ABV hides really well. Even as the beer warmed it would be hard to detect that this was 10%. Overall a very interesting concept, I just would have liked to see a thicker, fuller stout. The cognac barrel is really unique. I think with more vanilla and chilies this would be amazing. As it warms though, it balances together well. A nice overall offering from CS!
08-17-2014 00:45:24 | More by rjp217
4.39/5 rDev +7.3%
22oz bottle from benbking (thanks for hookin me up!). Bottled 6/23/14. Served in a Clown Shoes snifter.
Pours an almost-black, dark chocolate brown with a two finger cap of deep tan froth. The head slowly fades to a modest halo but leaves small islands of lace all the way down.
Aromas of cocoa, woodsy barrel, caramel, chilli pepper, mild coffee and faint vanilla. Sweet, smooth and inviting.
Cognac and chocolate battle for dominance in the flavor and I'm the clear winner! Tastes a bit like a cognac-infused brownie with notes of flavorful (as supposed to hot) chilli peppers, vanilla, caramel, oak, coffee, brown sugar, mild fruit skins and a healthy dollop of alcohol. The cognac adds a pleasant almost fruity quality along with the barrel sweetness. Everything blends quite well and despite the ocassional bite of booze this goes down smooth.
Frothy, creamy, medium full body with carbonation that comes across as ample but not distracting. Coats the tongue well to produce a long finish with fudge, cognac, fruit skins, peppers and vanilla.
I've admittedly been a bit of a Clown Shoes fan boy since my first sip of Eagle Claw Fist years ago. Their prolific barrel aging experimentation they've done at an accelerated pace recently has shown to the world that, contract brewer or not, they KNOW great beer. This is an excellent variation of their Chocolate Sombrero/ Luchador En Fuego with an added complexity from the different barrels. I highly recommend getting ahold of this to try, particularly if you've enjoyed the base or bourbon barreled varieties.
07-26-2014 17:09:57 | More by ThickNStout
4.06/5 rDev -0.7%
Bottle from Colonial Spirits Courtesy of HoppasaurusRex, thanks for the opportunity!
Pours a solid black color with a decent sized frothy tan head that shows great retention. Aromas of chocolate caramel and roast with a whole lot of vinous character to it. Light earthy hop and a touch of alcohol round out the nose nicely. The flavor is rich and sweet with a heavy dose of brown sugar caramel and chocolate. Rich fruity vinous note as well as a bit of tannin and alcohol notes. Medium to thick body with a light to moderate level of carbonation, and a rich sweet creamy almost syrupy mouthfeel. Very nice big rich thick stout, I really enjoyed this one.
07-14-2014 00:01:43 | More by johnnnniee
Millonario from Clown Shoes
90 out of 100 based on 55 ratings.